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14/11/2013 at 15:29

Onions....I sowed them on may 11th and they are still only about 6 inches tall and the bulbs are not really showing

Parsnips....Sowed on the same day and still relatively small

Friends.........Is this normal please.

14/11/2013 at 15:33

In a word no!

14/11/2013 at 15:39

What's your soil like?  What else have you grown this year and how did it do?

14/11/2013 at 15:41

Thanks Dave thats what I thought

I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time


14/11/2013 at 16:00

Hi Dove

You were the first to help me when I was a NewBoy all those months ago

Onions.........Some were sown where potatoes had been and some where carots had  been

Parsnips......Where Runner beans had been

14/11/2013 at 16:05

Hi Newboy - glad I could help then.  This time ............

NewBoy2 wrote (see)

............ I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time


I think you may have hit the nail on the head! 

14/11/2013 at 16:10

Thanks Dove

? Should I leave them or dig up and use and use the bed for an Autumn planting now

14/11/2013 at 16:24

I think I'd use the onions for pickling or as salad onions.

How big are the parsnips?

14/11/2013 at 16:26

Will let you know after I have visited Lottie on saturday

14/11/2013 at 19:31

I think both should have been sown earlier. They both need a long growing season.

14/11/2013 at 19:36

Mmmm, he sowed them early May and it was a very cold spring .... 

14/11/2013 at 21:20

I sowed my onions in February, and parsnips in March.

14/11/2013 at 22:51

Think it is most probably the weweds as Dove said. Planted parsnips and carrots here on 5 May and they are fine if not huge. I think the roots suffer most from weeds because we sow them without fres fertilizers and there isn't enough nutrition to go round. other crops that are freshly manured cope better with competition. Does that sound resonable?

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